Author(s): Mychael Barratt
The brainchild of Canadian-born, London-based artist, Mychael Barratt, London Map of Days is a miscellany of facts and fictions arranged around the events and characters of our capital city. Based upon an original and very limited eight-plate etching by Mychael, which was shown at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in 2015, the book features 366 date specific references to events or people throughout London's history. Highlights include: 17 December 1849 the first bowler hat was created by Thomas and William Bowlers; 3 December 1976 Pink Floyd's inflatable pig breaks free from Battersea Power Station; 11 November 1920 Cenotaph on Whitehall designed by Edwin Lutyens is unveiled on Armistice Day. By tweeting each element and its story on a daily basis from January 2015, Mychael's work has gained an international following for his light-hearted look at the The Big Smoke's fascinating history.
Mychael Barratt was born in Toronto, Canada and has been living and working in London, UK since 1984. He studied at Central St Martins College of Art and in 2013 was elected President of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers.